I know that we haven’t really dropped any knowledge on y’all with any of our recipes, but we’ve really tried to focus on quick weekday meals that prove relatively simple. It appears that our train to culinary stardom has been slowed, not by our failure to use exotic ingredients or complex recipes, but using recipes that are way too complex!
Recently we’ve talked about the upcoming Geisha Sushi Bistro and Jazz Cafe. There was some confusion at the time about what exactly was going on down there, was there a change of heart or are two restaurants invading a street corner that has been idle for ages? I’ve looked into the permits and they’ve been issued to different companies, which is a pretty good indicator that there was no change of heart and the corner is, in fact, going to be hopping.
Then I had the good fortune to pass by this morning and saw this:
Image from stirrings.com
After returning home from a recent shopping, Cupcake uttered some of my favorite words: “Oh, I bought you a surprise.”
Knowing that I was glued to the Ravens epic collapse, she came into the room with what looked like an over-sized worcestershire sauce bottle filled with a dark ruby liquid. I was now the proud owner of blood orange bitters.
So you may remember me telling you about a new restaurant coming to the corner of Tchop and Canal, you know it was only a few posts ago. If you need a refresher, it’s right here. Well, there has been a slight change in plans, I think. One of three things has happened:
Katrina helped us all realize that you need to seize an opportunity when it is presented to you, because you never know when that opportunity will be no more. For me, one such missed opportunity was to go to Christian’s in Mid-City. It was just a few blocks from my house and I never made it there. Katrina came and Christian’s went. Like many things during the rebuilding, Christian’s returned to its roots–and reverted to being a church. And that was it for my shot at Christian’s.
Well, when one door closes another one opens (eventually). And possibly brings a shot at Redemption. In the past few weeks/months, a moderate amount of activity in the old church has resulted in a face-lift and a new purpose. According to the new signage, Christian’s/the church is now Redemption – Orleans Revival Cuisine. What that is, I have no idea.
From the digging around I’ve done, this is what I’ve learned: Redemption is going to be a “fine dining restaurant” with a beautiful interior that should be opening sometime soon. Unfortunately, that is all I’ve learned. I’ve got some additional feelers out and will let you know if I stumble across any more info.
Are you going to try Redemption when it opens?